Forward Together: Ponca City Development Authority
“HOMECOMING”...is this week for Wildcat Football. In the economic development world, homecoming is when potential workforce return to the community to put down roots, start or take over a family business or sometimes, it's just time to come home. Whatever the reason, Ponca City is an exciting place to be most of the time, but especially this week. Staff loves a parade, so seeing the floats, band and school spirit last night was wonderful. Now, about that football game tonight!
Also this week, staff were welcoming the community at City Central to start painting the new mural, created by Bradley Hayes. You still have to time to grab friends and family and put your mark on the mural. Visits from OK Department of Commerce people, grant projects and meetings with small businesses rounded out the week. Keep reading to find out more, but this week it is about that Wildcat Pride. See you at the stadium!
AT CITY CENTRAL.....the community mural hit full swing this week. Groups of students, families and City Central building tenants all participated in this fun community project. Bring the family and friends today (Friday) from 2 to 6 pm and tomorrow (Saturday) from 12 to 4 pm. We have the paint and a whole lot of wall. Outline and design by Bradley Hayes, local artist. Nothing brings a community together like painting a picture.
THE ACTUAL AWARDS...... arrived this week in the PCDA office; as did the six official award presentation pictures. Now, staff won't bore you with the details AGAIN, but suffice it to say we oohed and ahhhed over the plaques a few more times. These awards given by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) validate PCDA projects and programs like The Business Plan Pitch-off, Ponca Works, The Shared Equipment Program, the "It's Science" video and the"It's Not Science" entrepreneurship video. Did we mention PCDA received six awards? Oh, we did. But six, right? Out of over 500 submissions. Thank you Ponca CIty for allowing PCDA to support and grow the economy. For more information on these and other PCDA programs, please call or email. 580.765.7070 or email@example.com.
YOUR TIME IS NOW.....to start your small business. The Fall Ponca City Business Plan Pitch-off is just around the corner. Writing the business plan can be a daunting process.But for Ponca City businesses there are free resources available . Deadline for business plans is November 2nd. For more information,click here or call Kat at 580.761.3028